Freedom of Expression
UNESCO promotes freedom of expression and freedom of the press as a basic human right, through sensitization and monitoring activities. It also fosters media independence and pluralism as prerequisites and major factors of democratization by providing advisory services on media legislation and sensitizing governments, parliamentarians and other decision-makers.
2nd UN Inter-Agency Meeting on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity
UNOV hosted the 2nd UN Inter-Agency Meeting on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity from 22 to 23 November 2012. The purpose of this event was to formulate a concrete United Nations Implementation Strategy on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity for 2013-2014.
Tunisian Constituent Assembly and UNESCO discuss freedom of expression and information
The Tunisian National Constituent Assembly (NCA), the body responsible for drafting a new Tunisian constitution after the fall of the Ben Ali regime, welcomed international experts, provided by UNESCO, on 2 and 3 July 2012 for presentations of different models of constitutions guaranteeing freedom of expression, freedom of the press and the right of access to information.
World Press Freedom Day 2012
UNESCO celebrated World Press Freedom Day (3 May) in Tunis in 2012, with a packed three-day programme of events focused on the role of media as a catalyst for social and political change.